Taylor Academy A12e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gigbag

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Product Description

The A12e features Taylor's compact Grand Concert body which makes it perfect for fingerpicking or anyone with a lighter touch who craves the physical comfort of a small-body guitar. The guitar’s design specs are optimized for playing ease.

Taylor’s patented, slim-profile neck features an array of hand-friendly touches: a shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, 1-11/16-inch nut width, low action, and light gauge strings, all of which contribute to a slinky handfeel.

The lightweight guitar body, featuring layered sapele back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, boasts an ergonomic armrest that enhances the playing comfort for one’s picking arm. The guitar was also voiced to be extra responsive to make the playing experience as relaxed as possible.

The guitar comes with an onboard ES-B pickup that includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner, and comes with a sturdy lightweight gig bag.

ES-B Pickup/Preamp Combo
The ES-B pickup incorporates Taylor’s Expression System® 2 piezo design elements and features an onboard preamp with a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The preamp/tuner unit features an LED display for tuning and low battery indication, along with Tone and Volume controls. The preamp/tuner is powered by two button cell 3v lithium (CR2032) batteries. Two new batteries will provide approximately 300 hours of use. The ES-B conserves battery life using a standard on/off system that will automatically turn off if left on over 3 minutes. A low battery indicator on the LED display (located on the preamp circuit board) will display an “L” when the battery reaches 4.5 volts.

Enhanced Playability
Our sleek, hand-friendly necks feature light-gauge strings and optimized dimensions for a slinky feel.

A Comfortable Armrest
This ergonomic feature is built into the guitar body to offer a more relaxed and rewarding playing experience.

Killer Sound
Besides clear tone and impeccable intonation, these guitars are voiced to respond easily to a player’s touch.

Quality Construction
Our guitars are engineered to last a lifetime. Our patented neck and durable body design make these guitars easy to maintain.

Affordability
An emphasis on design simplicity enabled us to produce a fully engineered Taylor guitar at an entry-level price.

Product Specifications
Taylor Academy A12e Grand Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8 inches
  • Nut and Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: Academy
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Case: Taylor Gig Bag
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Binding: Black
  • Top Finish: Varnish
  • Back Config: Layered
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Rosette Material: Wood/Fiber
  • Back/Side Finish: Varnish
  • Neck Width: 1 11/16 inches
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel:Mahogany
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Varnish
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2 inches
  • Peghead Finish: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Lexan
  • Peghead Logo: Lexan
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Buttons: Chrome
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime on new guitars; No warranty on Dent and Scratch Guitars
Elwood Submitted: 7/5/2018
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You get more than you pay for!
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Being in a gigging every weekend band, my cheap knock-around acoustic/electric just wasn't cutting it anymore but I didn't have the money to get a proper quality guitar. After some searching, and reading and watching several positive reviews regarding the Taylor Academy, I felt comfortable taking a chance on it. As it turns out, it's worth every penny plus. Amazing full tone with lots of punch, and the beveled armrest might be the best feature ever invented!! I love everything about this guitar! The gig bag that comes with it is super high quality, and the front pocket is big enough to carry my songbook and 4 20ft. cables. Taylor may call this their starter guitar, but it is so much more, and easily belongs in the stage arsenal of the professional musician.
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SRT Submitted: 4/30/2018
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Sweet little guitar
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I like the concert I’ve for practicing and generally playing around. This model is perfect for sitting out he couch and relaxing.
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Mario Submitted: 8/28/2017
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I can't get enough of this thing!
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Brilliant sound and great playability. Amplified sound is even better. I didn't give it five stars because I would've liked this guitar to come w/ a pick guard and perhaps better finishes from better quality control during production. That said, once you play it, you forgive the minor flaws or oversights and eventually forget...
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Rob Submitted: 6/4/2017
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Fantastic everyday player from Taylor
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The most playable acoustic I ever owned. Perfect size and slinky feel with shorter scale length. Great tone acoustic or plugged in. And the arm rest is just icing on the cake. Love this guitar, it's a keeper.
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